As CrossFitter’s we revel in the idea of new Firsts. Even as a community firsts are big accomplishments for us! We are proud to announce a first for CrossFit Boomtown. Congratulation’s to Anne and Jimmy! As they are our First couple member of the month. They both came in giving 110%. You could find them constantly learning and asking question to work on movements or skills. Plus submersing themselves into the community. Here are some fun facts and pictures to prove it
*How Long have you been doing CrossFit?*
Jimmy: I started in August 2016
Anne: I started in June 2016. Wow! It’s been almost a year
*What is your favorite thing about the gym?* –
Jimmy: The positive atmosphere. I always want to do more. When I see someone trying a heavier kettle bell it makes me motivated to try a heavier one too. The coaches are great too!
Anne: I absolutely agree. I love that everyone’s pushing themselves and encouraging others at whatever level they are at. Even though some folks make things look easier than they are, the atmosphere makes it ok to work hard and try something challenging, even if it means I might have to bail on a lift or stumble into a box–I never feel like I’m the only one struggling on my own.
*What is the biggest challenge you have overcome since joining the gym?*
Jimmy: Learning the lingo and remembering all the different movements.
Anne: Getting started and making the time and money commitment to do something good for myself was hard. I felt a little guilty at first. After a year, I can assure you it’s worth every minute and every penny. It was the best thing I could have done for myself. Being healthy isn’t frivolous.
*What is your favorite moment at the gym so far?* –
Jimmy: Going from not able to do one strict pull-up to doing 10 strict pull-up during an assessment in January. The CrossFit open was a ton of fun too. Mickie was an excellent partner who drove me to give it my all. Can’t wait for the 2018 Open.
Anne: It’s hard to pick one moment, but I’d probably have to go with getting my first strict pull-up. I have never been able to do them, and it was such a feeling of accomplishment, where I felt “Wow. My body is capable of doing so much more than I thought if I just work at it.”
*What’s your favorite “cheat” food? * –
Jimmy: Ridge Donuts
Anne: Ice Cream and Cheese
*What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting?*
Jimmy: Just do it, you won’t regret it. When I started I was a little intimated. I’m pretty scrawny so seeing all these guys with lots of muscles was scary at first, but they’re all really nice guys.
Anne: Give it a try–for at least a month. Your body will be so angry with you at first. You will be super sore and it will feel like this can’t possibly be good for you. But it is. You just have to wake your muscles up from hibernation, and slowly you’ll go from feeling bad to feeling really good.
Jimmy: Besides my car, at the end of the day it’s just really fun, I can’t can’t wait to go back! Anne’s a great motivator too
Anne: It’s sooooo much fun. Every day is different, there are always new things to learn, and everyone there is awesome. I miss going after even a day or two off.
*What is you biggest fitness goal right now?*
Jimmy: Doing better at barbell movements. Need to start coming on Tuesdays and do a barbell camp as well. Would love to master the sexy bear crawl (Ask Chad to demonstrate, still waiting on this seminar)
Anne: I want to work on everything, but specifically a focus to improve my bodyweight movements, and have better balance and motor control. I’m shooting for a handstand within the next year.